Changing A Black And White Image To Color

In this tutorial you will learn a few quick steps on how to change your B/W images to color.

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The first process we are going to use duotones. First we want to change it to a greyscale. On your top bar go to Images/Modes/Greyscale.It will ask to discard color information click OK.After that go back to Images/Modes and select Duotone.

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Now in the three slots play with your colors to get a desired look.

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Next Way to change your image to color is using Hue/Saturation.Make sure your in RGB mode. Image/Mode/ RGBThen go to Image/Adjustments/ Hue/Saturation

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In the Hue Pallete Make sure colorize is selected (bottom right) and from there you can adjust your Hue,?Saturation, and Lighting.

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Another Quick step is Photo Filters.Photo filters is found in your Images/Adjustments/Photo Filter. From here you can select a preset filter color or your own color and then set the density for the color.

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Color Balance is another way of adjusting/filling in color. Simply go to Images/Adjustments/Color Balance In the pallete you can change the Shadow, Midtone, and Highlight tones of your photo.

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Last way is using the paint brush and filling in your colors by hand.First step you want to create a new layer above your photo.

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Next select that layer in the layer pallete and set the blend modes to Color.

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After that you can select your brush and adjust your brush size to your needs.then select a color and start filling in areas. For each color i would recomend making a new layer (following the previous step)

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After some playing this is my finished photo. This was done quick but take your time and things should turn out nicely.

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Written By Jason Poston – Spllogics http://www.spllogics.com